Android Messages finally gets a web interface

Isaac Cain
June 19, 2018

There's a QR code to the right of this and instructions for scanning it through the Android Messages app on your phone. The feature, along with others including GIF search, smart replies, and more, is part of an updated messaging experience for Android users that aims to be Google's response to iMessage.

Google has also added Unused Apps feature to the Datally app with which a user can uninstall an unused app and keep the phone from leaking data.

Google is officially rolling out Android Messages client for Web after months of rumours, and a couple of months after an announcement on the company's part. You'll also be able to attach images. The standard, adopted by numerous mobile operators worldwide, offers more feature parity with iMessage, thanks to its support for things like read receipts, typing indicators, high-res photo sharing, better group chat, and other features.

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To enable it, you'll need to go to the Messages app on your phone first.

Android users can get started by visiting the new Android Messages website. You can optionally have the webpage remember the computer, or leave that toggle unchecked and have the browser forgotten when you close the tab. You can also send and receive messages as long as both devices are connected to an internet connection. It's only available in English for now, but more languages are on the way.

But as expected, Android Messages for web will give you the power to send and receive texts from your computer. Finally, there's the ability to copy one-time passwords with a single tap.

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